A bit of a lazy day today, but Allyson is visiting again, yay! Yesterday we did a lot of walking and exploring. Points of interest included Lunchbox Laboratory for lunchies, a tour of an apartment I’m interested in, discovery of a new and potentially permanent mani/pedi salon, a Top Pot doughnut, a mosey through Whole Foods and a leisurely walk home. Lots of fun to be had, and it’s been absolutely beautiful weather here this week. Today it was even nicer, but I seem to either be coming down with something or I’m getting smacked with allergies. Things are vaguely starting to bloom, or perhaps the demolition across the street is releasing some mold spores. Either way, I’ve been getting congested in the evenings and I’ve been battling sinus headaches throughout the days. Meh!
Tomorrow we’re going to go see Adam Carolla perform at the Moore Theatre. I think it will be fun overall, though I can’t really think of what the show might entail. Saturday we will either hit the SAM or go see a movie. Allyson heads back up to Vancouver on Monday morning.
I’m still waiting to hear back on the divorce proceedings. Theoretically we’re now in agreement on the settlement, but all of the paperwork needs to be reviewed. Then we need to pick a date to go to court and get everything finalized. I’ll fly back out to Chicago, take care of that, and probably stay a few days longer to tie up some loose ends. I have been making lists of places I need to change my name, and printing out forms to make those changes.
Now that we’re into March, I’m starting to see the Seattle weather I fell in love with so many years ago. When we first visited the Redmond/Seattle area in May of 2005, the weather was very Northern California. Mostly sunny, dry, and temperate. The weather has been mostly good since the “snow events” of mid-January. Some rain, but nothing horrible. It will be nice to get outside again and really just hang out and explore all that the city has to offer.
On the what am I going to do with my life front, I’m continuing to work on business plans for my food/baking business. I have a lot of ideas, and I’m getting them down on paper to see which ones make the most sense. Once the divorce is complete, I will take a little bit of time off to travel, but after that I want to come back and start in on the rest of my life.
There were so many times in the past year and a half when I questioned if I was making the right moves. I can honestly say that my only regret is that I didn’t do it sooner. Sometimes I spend far too much time holding on to something that won’t work, wishing and hoping and praying that somehow a miracle will happen, and things will change and life will be lovely. The only miracle that happened was I regained the trust in myself and my instincts. You can correct most mistakes (except for the ones that result in fatalities :), not undo them, but correct them. Having said that, I’m in a good place with regards to the marriage and the ending of it. There were good times, there were bad times, there were indifferent times. All of this has contributed to the person that I am today. I am the product of my experiences.